System Now Rigged; Underlying Facts Have Not Changed

  This is what I said, more or less, at today's CPAC meeting about the renewal of the current MOU with Cyprus.  The reaction from those opposed to collecting was predictable, but I was happy to get support from archaeologists for the idea of paying fair wages to site workers to discourage looting and promoting the Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities scheme to ensure coins found outside recognized archaeological sites are adequately recorded.  I hope to be able to prepare a full report of the CPAC meeting in the near future:                I am speaking on behalf of the International Association of Professional Numismatists and the Professional Numismatics Guild, which represent the small businesses of the numismatic trade.  In many ways, this hearing is greater test for CPAC than for ancient coin collectors.  We've heard a lot from first the Sanders and now the Trump campaigns that the system is rigged. Here, unfortunat...
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Equity is fundamental to the community we want to build

By Abigail Echo-Hawk and Barbara Langdon,  Board Chairs of the Children and Youth Advisory Board Last month, the Best Starts for Kids plan was unanimously approved by the King County Council. As Board Chairs for the Children and Youth Advisory Board, we were proud to see that through the legislative review process, the resulting plan amplified the commitment to equity and social justice—a commitment that has been at the forefront of our Board’s work. Read below for an excerpt of how equity is included in the finalized plan. What we mean by equity Our Children and Youth Advisory Board has engaged in meaningful, and at times, challenging discussions about equity, social justice and racism. As the advisory body for the majority of Best Starts for Kids-funded programs and the King County Youth Action Plan, our Board felt that creating a shared sense of understanding for what we mean by equity would be critical to our work. Our members represent the diverse communities, organizations, ...
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